Craugastor rostralis (Werner, 1896)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Genus: Craugastor > Species: Craugastor rostralis

Hylodes rostralis Werner, 1896, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 46: 350. Type(s): "Petersburger Museum" (= ZISP); transferred to Berlin, and now ZMB 13203 according to Dunn and Emlen, 1932, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 84: 24; Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 29. Type locality: "Honduras"; restricted to "Sierra de Omoa west of San Pedro Sula, department of Cortés, northwestern Honduras" by McCranie, 2018, Herpetologica, 74: 177, on the basis of specimen examination. 

Eleutherodactylus rostralisStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Stuart, 1941, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 197-200. Based on specimens of Eleutherodactylus chac, according to Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 28.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rostralisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication; Lynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154.

Craugastor rostralisCrawford and Smith, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 35: 551, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 360.

Craugastor (Craugastor) rostralisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38.

English Names

Snouted Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).


Evergreen forests in the Atlantic versant premontane zone of northern and western Honduras and adjacent eastern Guatemala, 850–1300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala, Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) gollmeri group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. Listed with no discussion as a synonym of Eleutherodactylus laticeps by Smith and Smith, 1976, Synops. Herpetofauna Mex., 4: A-B-25. See discussion in Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 29–31(who placed it in the more exclusive Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group), Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226 (who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 431–435 (who note that material from the Yoro region of Honduras likely represents an undescribed species). McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. In the Craugastor laticeps species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. In the subgenus Craugastor but not assigned to species series by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. In the Craugastor laticeps species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 619. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 140–191, provided a key to the genera and species of Brachycephaloidea (= Craugastoridae, Eleutherodactylidae) in Central America and provided maps and photographs of the species, including this one.

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